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Travel money Florida for family and 2 teens

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Itsallsonew · 27/04/2022 09:11

Hi mumsnetters you are the best source of any advice so here I am for your wisdom ☺️. I am going to Florida in June with my new partner, my DS (17) his GF (16) my DD (12) and my partner's DS (6) we are doing parks etc. The older kids have been saving hard and have their own money to take but obviously we will cover main stuff like meals and all parks are paid. I have never been on a big holiday like this...this is part of my new amazing life after Mumsnet helped me leave my 20 year toxic marriage for the advice and support I can't thank you all enough. Anyway...what is the best way for us all to manage travel money...is it travel cards and can teens have them or do travelers cheques still exist or just our bank cards? I am really clueless and would love some help. Thank you 🥰

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Fivemoreminutes1 · 27/04/2022 11:03

There are often charges you need to watch out for with prepaid cards. Some cards charge you for just buying something in a shop or withdrawing money from an ATM. It’s often charged as either a percentage of the amount or a flat fee per transaction. If you’re going to make a high number of small purchases, go for a percentage fee. The withdrawing fee is usually £1.50 to £2.50 per withdrawal. It's also worth checking the cards for loading and transaction limits. If you're likely to want to withdraw lots of cash, it's no good picking a card with a £50 or £100 per day limit for cash withdrawal. Basically, do your research well if you’re going down the travel card route.

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AttilaTheMeerkat · 27/04/2022 11:25

You need a mix of both credit and debit cards. You need to be 18 or over to use a card.

travelers cheques are not used these days.

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tanstaafl · 28/04/2022 09:42

www.moneysavingexpert.com/destinations/

start there OP.
you’ll need some cash , but if you’re happy to use a credit card, moneysavingexperts site will tell you which ones have no exchange charges.
always pay in US dollars if asked at the till, don’t say Uk pounds or the shop may charge you it’s own conversion rate!

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DSGR · 28/04/2022 09:45

We got back in Feb and used the Post Office travel money card to avoid the overseas transaction fees. We also took some cash. The card is really easy to use as it’s linked to an app so your can track your spending. We did use our credit card as well but then had to pay the transaction fees which are quite high

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Flipflopblowout · 28/04/2022 15:01

Have a look at the Disney Information Bulletin Board. Free to join just sort out a user name. It is full of Disney enthusiasts who can help you with any kind of question.

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